Not all Coroner's cases are autopsied. Certain cases are not autopsied where no "foul play" is suspected and evidence of a natural death is present. In other cases where there is the possibility of legal proceedings which may arise as a result of a homicide, accident, suicide, etc., an autopsy will be performed. In these cases both positive and negative information is found which substantiates the ruling and cause of death as signed by the Coroner. If an autopsy (which includes toxicology) was ordered during the investigation process, the final report will take 12-16 weeks at a minimum to complete. If an autopsy is not necessary but toxicology tests are completed, these results may take 8-10 weeks to complete.